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RATINGS: 1633   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.23/5   EST. CALORIES: 177   ABV: 5.9%
COMMERCIAL DESCRIPTION
Filtered and force carbonated.
Ingredients: Water, Three malts, including a 2-row pale, Northwest Cascade Hops, and Yeast.
This copper colored ale is floral, medium bodied, with a crisp, refreshing finish. Originally our summer seasonal in 1993, it is now available year-round. Harpoon IPA was ranked atop both domestic and imported IPAs by Beer Connoisseur Magazine.

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3.6
DocLock (10702) - Lower Pottsgrove, Pennsylvania, USA - AUG 23, 2004
Pours dark straw/light coppery. Aroma of malt, hops, citrus, some spiciness. The flavor is malty, subdued hoppy, with finishing citrus and black pepper notes. Finishes crisp and medium bodied.

3.8
MaiBockAddict (1497) - Good Beer Bar Deprived, New Jersey, USA - AUG 20, 2004
Tap at Andy’s. And a fresh keg at that. Clear and yellow with a white head. Mellow fresh hop aroma. Smooth even malt/hop flavor that is not over the top. Initially this is pale ale like in character, but the hops build rather nicely and cumulate into what is a decent IPA when fresh, for the fresh hops make this beer worth drinking.

3.5
LiamPatrick16 (124) - Montgomery, New York, USA - AUG 20, 2004
nice above average ipa no where near dfh or stone calibar. smooth beer lighter on the hops then some other ipa’s meduim to lighter body. just lacking that extra kick in the ass great ipa’s have.

3.9
pmarganski (4) - Connecticut, USA - AUG 11, 2004 does not count
A standard IPA for sure. In fact, I have to say it’s one of my favorites, overall. Plus, it is widely available (at least where I am).

3.6
crzybob77 (530) - Richmond, Virginia, USA - AUG 8, 2004
A good, above average IPA. Nothing special here, but very drinkable. Has the usual hop bite of an IPA, but seems a little toned down so the average drinker might enjoy this more. There is some sweet maltiness too. An easy to drink, evenly balanced IPA.

3.5
jasonp (1581) - Ashburn, Virginia, USA - AUG 1, 2004
Pours a light clear copper with a white head. Aroma is malty. Taste is of light grapefruit/citrus and is floral, malty and hoppy. Not as aggresively hopped as most US IPAs but there are still plenty in this brew. Good sweetness, medium body, moderately bitter aftertaste. Mouthfeel is full and round. Very well-balanced. This is probably a good IPA to introduce first timers to.

3.1
BeerandBlues2 (13326) - Escondido, California, USA - JUL 31, 2004
Red with a white head. Hoppy and bitter aroma. Bitter and biting flavor. Very active palate, fizzy.

3.4
tiggmtl (4545) - East York, Ontario, CANADA - JUL 18, 2004
Sweet, fruity and hoppy aroma. Orange golden colour with fair white head that recedes to cover. Good lacing and excellent clarity. Hop flavour is subsumed with fruitiness which is in turn chased out by a reasonable bitterness. Lasting fruit impression. Medium-light body and a bit high on the carbonation. Bottle.

3.7
HoosierDadday (13) - USA - JUL 14, 2004
A good tasting ale, a little bit bitter but many IPAs are. It’s color is a golden brown and the aroma suits the beer well. Overall a pretty solid brew.

2.4
hopdog (12584) - Lansdale, Pennsylvania, USA - JUL 12, 2004
Poured a medium golden color with an averaged sized white head. Aromas of flowers, and a kinda of musty yeasty smell that I did not enjoy. Light bitter tasting (not as much as a typical IPA). I’ll pass on this one in the future.


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